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Oregon whitewater, Steamboat Creek

Douglas county, Steamboat Falls to Canton Creek Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV     6 miles
  The wonderful Oregon scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Steamboat Creek make the trip here worthwhile. The put-in location is a short drive from Eugene-Springfield, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This stretch of Steamboat Creek is 6 miles long and has been rated as a class IV section by American Whitewater. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Some people
    prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places. The beauty of the Central Cascade Range is a great plus for this river. This stretch has has enough mileage,
it's perfect for a one day trip. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so better not forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The Steamboat  
Falls to Canton Creek Campground section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
Little Falls is a scenic site to visit while you're at Steamboat Creek. Going for a hike along the Panther Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. Near Steamboat Creek you locate pleasant locations like Black Gorge, and if the weather is tremendous, you can go for a hike along the Mott Trail. This is a really good river. Clyde Holliday State Park is both good and charming, and it's close to Steamboat Creek. All the water falling down from the sky makes Steamboat Creek a wet spot.

Steamboat Creek, Steamboat Falls to Canton Creek Campground road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Steamboat Creek.
 Whitewater Near Steamboat Creek:
Steamboat Creek, Douglas County, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (Steamboat Falls to Canton Creek Campground)
Canyon Creek, Douglas County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9 miles long (Confluence with Pass Creek to Steamboat Creek)
Little River, Douglas County, 8 miles away
      Class -blank- - 8 miles long (FS Road 165 to White Creek Campground)
Steamboat Creek, Douglas County, 9 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 9.5 miles long (City Creek to Steamboat Falls)
Copland Creek, Douglas County, 12 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 5.7 miles long (Second Bridge to North Umpqua)
Umpqua River - North, Douglas County, 13 miles away
      Class III - 25.5 miles long (Soda Springs to Deadline Falls)
Champion Creek, Lane County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.1 miles long (Gorge 1 mile above Brice Creek to Brice Creek)
Sharps Creek, Lane County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (7 mi above Layng Ck confluence)
Brice Creek, Lane County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Champion Creek to Cedar Creek Campground)
Brice Creek, Lane County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.5 miles long (Parker Falls to Champion Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Steamboat Creek:
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 47 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 64 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 77 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 77 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
 Hotels Near Steamboat Creek:
Best Western Oakridge Inn, Oakridge , 24 miles away
Village Green Resort, Cottage Grove , 33 miles away
Quality Inn Cottage Grove - Eugene South, Cottage Grove , 33 miles away
Best Western Cottage Grove Inn, Cottage Grove , 33 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Creswell, Creswell , 36 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Steamboat Creek:
Island - Steamboat, Culp Creek, 3 miles away
Canton Creek, Culp Creek, 3 miles away
Apple Creek, Culp Creek, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Steamboat Creek:
Panther Trail, Douglas , 4 miles away, 9.3 hiking miles, 3150 feet elevation difference
Mott Trail, Douglas , 6 miles away, 7 hiking miles, 3396 feet elevation difference
Williams Creek Trail, Douglas , 7 miles away, 5.2 hiking miles, 2407 feet elevation difference
Francis Way, Lane , 8 miles away,  .6 hiking miles, 136 feet elevation difference
Canton Creek Trail, Lane , 8 miles away,  7 hiking miles, 2981 feet elevation difference
Deception Way, Douglas , 8 miles away,  6 hiking miles, 1482 feet elevation difference
Bohemia Trail, Douglas , 8 miles away, 3.8 hiking miles, 1520 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Steamboat Creek:
Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake - OR , 45 miles away
Clyde Holliday State Park, Oregon , 11 miles away
Dexter State Park, Oregon , 29 miles away
Lowell State Park, Oregon , 29 miles away
 Lakes Near Steamboat Creek
Gertrude Lake, Lane , 16 miles away

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